Residents in Hercules could be paying more for trash collection as soon as March 9.
The Hercules City Council will meet Tuesday night to discuss a proposed rate hike from Richmond Sanitary Services, and could take formal action on Feb. 12, putting the increase in place by March 9 if no formal objections are filed.
But how much rates could increase is up for debate–the waste company wants an 11.33 percent increase, but city staff are proposing an increase for the outside company of about 5 percent and a separate increase of about 6 percent that would go directly to the city.
According to a staff report, the resulting 10.33 percent hike would mean $1.87 a month extra for the average customer and would put $150,000 extra into the city's coffers each year. It will cost the city $35,000 to implement the cost increase, the staff report states.
For more information, see the attached PDF.
Hercules City Council meeting
7 p.m. Tuesday
Council Chambers, 111 Civic Dr.